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Pro Mujer and the Microfinance CEO Working Releases Road Map for a More Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance Industry

The Microfinance CEO Working Group, which includes the CEOs of pioneering microfinance organizations ACCION, FINCA, Freedom from Hunger, Grameen Foundation USA, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking, have just released the “Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance.” This document outlines the Working Group members’ vision […]

Pro Mujer Examines the Hurdles Faced by Indigenous Women in Bolivia in ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America

Gonzalo Alaiza, Country Director of Pro Mujer in Bolivia, examines the many hurdles faced by indigenous women who make up a disproportionate share of the country’s poor and lack easy and affordable access to its health system. “Development with a Woman’s Touch,” is an article that is part of a special Fall edition of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America focusing on […]

Wealth and Health: Leveraging Microfinance for Better Health Outcomes

On Monday, June 13th, Pro Mujer’s Director of Health and Human Development Dr. Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH, served on the “Wealth and Health:  Leveraging Microfinance for Better Health Outcomes” panel at the Global Health Council‘s (GHC) annual conference in Washington, D.C. The event, which also included speakers from Freedom from Hunger and Healthcare International Nigeria, set the […]

Say NO – UNiTE against violence

“I left my home with the man that is now my husband when I was 14-years-old. I thought I was going to have a better life, but it didn’t turn out that way. I dedicated myself to maintaining our home while my husband worked. According to him, the woman’s role is to take care of […]

Expecting microfinance to promote immunizations?

Growing concern of the effectiveness of microfinance seems to be popping up everywhere.  A new empirical study by three economics professors claims microcredit alone is not the panacea for poverty that some hoped it would be. “The fact that some people expected much more from it (and perhaps they are right, may be it will […]

“Economica” – The Economics of Being a Woman

How do women interact with the economy? How can we work to alleviate poverty? How does investing in women change a country? The International Museum of Women’s current exhibit, Economica , tackles these issues and more.  Economica explores the role of women in the growing global economy through audio slideshows, podcasts, forum conversations and essays.  […]